august blues

Last blue of summer

Last blue of summer

Today’s Daily Post prompt title, “August Blues,” took me in a direction quite different from the texted prompt that followed:

I’ve lingered and loved each
layered moment by the sea

and above all the single blue globe
that emerged post-zealous pruning
declaring its desire to grow  —

one buoyant ball
of cerulean blue waving
across the chimed breeze

proof, though I’ve cut back my work in the world,
there is yet much to show.